Syria would like to remind the world that the United States is illegally occupying its country and stealing its oil. The nation has appealed to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Security Council President Ferit Hoxha for help.
In a summary letter, the Syrian Foreign Ministry says that “the US and its tools of terrorist organizations and militias continue to violate Syrian sovereignty and plunder the country’s wealth and strategic resources.” They demand an end to the occupation and a “return of lands it occupies and the oil and gas fields of the Syrian state.”
It is not just land, it is also oil. Syria says that the U.S. has stolen $115.2 billion worth of oil at an average of 150,000 barrels per day.
The U.S. Congress recently voted NOT to end the occupation in Syria and General Mark Milley said recently that the U.S. would be there for the foreseeable future.
Last year UN Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq was asked about this by Chinese journalist Dezhi Xu. He seemed very confused by the question. It’s been more than a year since then. Maybe they’ll understand it by now?